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Tony brought me an empty coffee tin this evening. I plan to use it as a lunch box. You could use it for pretty much anything though as it is really robust. I used some 'bag feet' to attach the heavy ribbon braid strap but I think paper fasteners would work just as well.
I attached the handle using two bag feet on each side for extra strength
There is plenty of room inside for my packed lunch
I am in the process of dismantling Le Crafterie and creating a new indoor craft room. I have in my stash a whole load of Christmas cards so I spent a half hour cutting bits off them and making a pile of gift tags to add to little presents.
Box files don't have to be grey and boring. A little paint and a few embellishments can make a huge difference. I painted a wooden wine crate and an A4 box file. They make great storage for crafting materials
Christmas will be upon us before we know it. How about stitching some tiny scented sachets and selling them at the school fete. I filled these with 'Unstoppables'. You will find them in the laundry section of your local supermarket. They are intended to be used as 'in wash scent boosters' and one pack will enable you to make hundreds of sachets. I made mine a little bigger than a 2p piece but you can of course make them any size or shape you like. If you make bigger ones then stuff them with wadding or cotton wool and then add a teaspoon of the fragrant pellets. I am finding that a little goes a very long way. The sachets are great for adding a little fragrance to the laundry cupboard or knicker drawer
I have got an embroidery bug really quite bad. If it can be
embroidered I am now eyeing it up. I spent yesterday afternoon adding a
little bit of embroidery to the legs and back pocket of an old pair of
jeans. They look rather nice too so I can see that I will be attacking
all my old jeans with a needle and thread.
It was a great excuse to eat crisps :-) I thoroughy washed and dried the crisp packets before laminating them. Then I crocheted the bag and lined it with a tatty old cotton shopping bag that was given away at a free promotion